The meat and potatoes:
For those of you who like challenges as much as I do (21 day yoga challenge, RW run streak, new to you cross training challenge, etc...) I just found a new one: GOOD's 30-day Challenge for June is to Make Your Own Meals every day for a month.
And for those of you, like me, who are in the >20 BMI range, I found the perfect comeback for when someone tells you that you "don't look like a runner." (And it doesn't involve smacking the rude bastard.)
Of course, more research needs to be conducted to understand why lower BMI is correlated with higher injury rates among female runners. But in the meantime, I'm adding this information to my collection of evidence that not everyone thin is fit, and not everyone fit is thin.
Peter Sagal's most recent article in Runner's World is about going back to your childhood home to run.
I have only one thing to say: I posted first!
Dinner conversation starters:
- If you were hiking or trail running, and came upon a labyrinth, would you stay and explore? If you found that people left "offerings" in the middle of the labyrinth, would you offer something too?
- If you could have one non-conventional room in your house, what would it be?
- So often, when runners say "minimalist," we mean lightweight shoes. But what if we took the concept further and explored a life of less consumption in all things?
Quote of the week:
"My head monk asked how it was walking. I said it hurt without shoes. And he said, 'It hurts on the foot that's down, but the one that's up feels really good - so focus on that one'."
Deepak Chopra (on preparing to be ordained as a Buddhist monk)